Select committee chairs announced
The new chairs of the cross-party committees in charge of scrutinising the government's work on energy and environment were announced yesterday.Labour MP for Ogmore, Huw Irranca-Davies was elected chair of the environmental audit committee, replacing the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North Joan Walley, who stepped down at the last election. He
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